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bakerotter11

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Just upgraded from my old '95 tacoma to a 2018. Wondering what y'all recommend starting with as I start to make the truck my own. Just looking to do some weekend overlanding and dailying the truck during the week. Thanks
 

bakerotter11

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Tailgate anti theft bracket for starters
Thanks for the feedback. I've heard a lot about people getting their tailgates jacked, definitely will be picking up a bracket
 

knightacoma

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I second the tailgate lock. Worth it for peace of mind.

Otherwise, I'd just drive the truck and mod as you want/need.

For example, I took my truck off road and was constantly scraping the skid plate and worrying about clearance so I did a lift with more aggressive tires.
 

nickyreno

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I started off doing things that should have come OEM like that anti-theft bracket, then door pocket and cup holder inserts, then LED license plate lights, vanity lights and dome/map lights. Then I focused on things that made the truck more comfortable like tinting the windows.
 

TalusGear

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In my opinion these are incredibly capable trucks in stock form. I would definitely get a good set of tires. From there it depends on what you like to do with it. do you need racks for bikes, kayaks, etc? camper? totes to store gear? recovery equipment? armor? the list is endless!

Just remember to enjoy the truck!
 
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